The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903

The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903

by Roger I. Abrams
ISBN-10:
1555536441
ISBN-13:
9781555536442
Pub. Date:
08/09/2005
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press

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The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903

Recapturing the drama and color of this historic sporting event, Roger I. Abrams shows how the first world series (Boston Americans vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) provided a unique lens to view American life and culture at the dawn of the twentieth century.

It is a fascinating story brimming with colorful, larger-than-life characters: legendary players Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, Fred Clarke, Big Bill Dineen, and Deacon Phillippe on the field; and Mike "Nuf Ced" McGreevey, "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, and the boisterous Boston Royal Rooters, cheering, chanting, and singing in the grandstands. This is also the story of how the post-season play gave disparate classes in society--Brahmins, industrialists, Irish politicians, Jewish immigrants--the rare opportunity to join in common support of their local teams and heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555536442
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Publication date: 08/09/2005
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction The Huntington Avenue Grounds The National Game Boston Proper: the Brahmins and the Yankees Boston's Irish Community: Coming of Age The Series Heads West to the Smoky City The Hometown Favorite: Honus Wagner A New Jewish Homeland Boston Victorious Notes Bibliography Index

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